For Tuesday, November 29, please do the following:
(1) Watch Helen of Troy (Robert Wise, 1956), taking notes as you see
fit. In addition to the DVD being reserved at the library, the film is
also streaming on Amazon. Remember as you watch that this movie is not only the archetype of Troy (2004), but also the precursor of the peplum craze from 1958 onward.
(2) Read the first half of Looking at Movies Chapter 5 ("Mise-en-Scene") (pp. 171–87). This chapter, the last we'll read in the textbook, seems appropriate for an epic of the sort to which Helen of Troy aspires.
(3) Remember by noon on Tuesday to comment on this post with your choice of a sequence from Helen of Troy to view in class.